Jeff Rathmell's paper is featured on the cover of Cell Metabolism

DMPI faculty member Jeff Rathmell's paper The Glucose Transporter Glut1 Is Selectively Essential for CD4 T Cell Activation and Effector Function was selected as the cover article for the July issue of Cell Metabolism.

Dr. Rathmell's research findings have demonstrated that distinct T cell subsets utilize selective metabolic programs with differing dependence on the glucose transporter, Glut1. Understanding the roles and regulations of specific nutrient transporters in T cell activation and subsets may now provide opportunities to exploit metabolic distinctions of cells in the immune system to control inflammatory diseases.